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Nov 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
the obama administration regained. that is what you are going to hear from president obama at 8:30 this morning when the jobs numbers come out. we are certain it will be positive, create 125,000 jobs. if it's less than 100, republicans are going pounce on that. if it's more than 150 or close to 200, obama administration is going to go on that. what you are going to hear about is the unemployment rate, 7.8%. it drops, probably going go to 7.9%. christine will explain why the job loss and creation numbers are different from unemployment. the bar chart is the more important number. the bottom line is, all you are going to hear is spend and we are going tell you what matters. it is going to be a deciding factor for many voters. >> the jobs number is a number you see. you have been on the ground in ohio. we want to know what it feels like there when it comes to jobs. what are people saying? >> reporter: yeah. so, you know ohio has been hard hit. i was in youngstown, the second biggest deal maker in the country after philadelphia, autos and crushed in the auto crisis. they have a plant t
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> the obama administration responded to complaints that fema was late on the scene and amounted the deputy administrator will be there tomorrow and fema wants everyone who needs assistance to call. 1- 800-621-fema or disasterassistance.gov. >>> president obama was back on the campaign trail in wisconsin, but still focused on storm recovery back east. the trail. >> in new jersey yesterday and saw the devastation and you really get a sense of how difficult this is going to be for a lot of people. but you know, we've been inspired these past few days. because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the consumer in these times all seem to melt away. there are no democrats or republicans during the storm. just fellow americans. >> his response to the storm has earned him big praise. 78% approve of how he's dealt with the hurricane. images and headlines like this have helped, too, featuring chris christie of new jersey on a bipartisan storm damage tour together from wednesday. but not everyone's a fan of the federal agencies that handle disasters like these, including rand paul
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
obama administration will be fanning out across the impacted areas in new jersey and also in new york visiting hospitals, visiting with utilities. the idea here, according to the obama administration, is for these officials to see the progress firsthand and also come back with potential solutions, help the need -- help, rather, the things that they need get to the location in a timely manner. >> dan, the president has incredible schedule over the next few days, campaigning in ohio, wisconsin, iowa, and virginia, just to name a few. why does he and his camp feel it's so important to spend as much time as they can in so many places in such a small amount of time? >> reporte >> reporter: because these are the states where the race will be decided. you listed all the important states, florida, colorado, nevada. but here in ohio, this is the biggest, the most important of the battleground states. the president was here yesterday, made three stops making two stops here. we'll return here again. and the message that the president keeps hammering away on here is how he pushed for the aut
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
too close to call in massachusetts where liberal favorite elizabeth warren, the former obama administration consumer advocate is going to win back the election scott brown won in 2004. and polls in virginia have the democrat, former governor tim kaine leading former senator george allen which just two points. with races all tied up in places like nevada, arizona, montana, wisconsin, west virginia and connecticut, it could be a nail biter on tuesday night. >>> america has 50 states, but it's the key battleground states where the race just might be decided come tuesday. right now cnn estimates that nine states are the make or break ones that president obama or mitt romney must win to win the white house. the biggest battleground state is florida with 29 electoral votes then there's ohio which has been called the must-win state for romney. we have a team of reporters in ohio, in the state capital is our own don lemon. you're now there with a thicker coat which tells me that cold front has moved in. it's chilly, huh? >> it is chilly. fred, who isn't -- >> it's all about ohio? >>
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 4:30am PST
massachusetts where liberal favorite elizabeth warren, the former obama administration consumer advocate, is trying to win back the seat republican scott brown won in 2010. polls show warren up by four. polls many virginia have the democrat, former governor tim kaine leading george allen by just two points. with races all tied up many places like nevada, arizona, montana, north dakota, wisconsin, and connecticut, it could be a nail-biter on tuesday night. now, democrats say they are cautiously optimistic about their prospects. while a republican official said recently romney has to win for us to win the senate. radi. >> thank you very much. >>> now back to the presidential race. it is a full court press for the swing states. next hour, we'll take you to the heart of the smallest battleground and see how just a few electoral votes can have a very big impact. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your docto
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
obama administration gets a boost from today's jobs report. so, this is not something i want to say, but i didn't say it. someone in the campaign said it. why are they talking about the president's loins? do you churn your own butter too? what? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. that bringing you better technology helps make you a better investor. with our revolutionary e-trade 360 dashboard you see exactly where your money is and what it's doing live. our e-trade pro platform offers powerful functionality that's still so usable you'll actually use it. and our mobile apps are the ultimate in wherever whenever investing. no matter what kind of investor you are, you'll find the technology to help you become a better one at e-trade. >>> our second story "outfront," four days before
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in the buckeye state. and later, the obama administration gets a boost from today's jobs report. so, this is not something i want to say, but i didn't say it. someone in the campaign said it. why are they talking about the president's loins? l. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. take the steps to reach yours, everyowith usgoals. with real advice, for real goals. the us bank wealth management advisor can help you. every step of the way. from big steps, to little steps. since 1863 we've helped guide our clients, so they can take the steps to help grow, >>> our second story "outfront," n path. all of us serving you. us bank >>> our second story "outfront," four days before the election, new cnn poll in what probably is going to be the most cr
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
produce a lower unemployment rate. it's a positive for the democrats and the obama administration, at least short term. we know that the election is about the economy. it is about, you know, two different visions in terms of an obama plan that basically suggests raising taxes on the wealthy, you know, to lower the deficit and romney plan that suggests tax reform that ultimately will produce higher growth. you know, i'm not so sure that either one of those have been detailed specifically so that voters understand, but, nonetheless, that's what tuesday is all about. >> earlier this week, bill, you spoke to cnbc and you sounded a litt little, let's say, jaded about the election. let's listen to what you said and then we'll talk about it on the other side. >> we spent $5 billion on this election for what? to prove that it's a government of the superpac by the superpac for the superpac to prove that basically who wins at this point we'll be at four years in the future. but let's look to something different as opposed to this red and blue state theology that is basically the same. >> does t
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
close to call in massachusetts where liberal favorite elizabeth warren, the former obama administration consumer advocate is trying to win back the seat republican scott brown gave up in 2004. and former governor tim kean is leading former republican senator george allen by just two points. with races all tied up in places like nevada, arizona, montana, north dakota, wisconsin and connecticut. it could be a nail biter on tuesday night. athena jones, cnn, washington. >>> and in our next hour, the race for the white house appears to be really tight. what happens if the vote is all tieded up. we'll show you what could happen if there's an electoral college tie. from 17 billion chips worldwide to a world of super-connected intelligence. the potential of freescale unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to investing with knowledge. the potential of td ameritrade unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. us
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 1:30pm PDT
america were created over the last 15 years. but unfortunately, under the obama administration, the number of new business start-ups is at a 30-year low. and that is because they put so many burdens on small businesses. a lot of entrepreneurs have said boy, i'm not going to risk my life savings to start a business right now, given how tough the environment is. i was with the founder of a big chain, papa john, i don't think you have heard of him. he said i don't think i would have started a company in the type of environment we have today. i want to make sure america is a place you want to start a business. people come here from all over the world, for opportunities, a chance to build for themselves. and their children. and i want to help them. i was with -- i was with one guy in st. louis, who had a small business. an electronics business. and he said that he and his son calculated how much money they were paying in taxes of what they earned. now, it is not a big business. four people, four employees. he said when they calculated their income tax, and then their payroll tax, and then their
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
disaster zone, sending 24 million gallons of extra gas, a welcome sign. the obama administration is hiring trucks to bring the gas to staging areas. all this is unfolding four days before the general election. president obama and governor romney fighting it out for every last vote, especially in the key state of ohio. today the latest cnn poll shows obama with a very slight edge there, but there's everything to play for. today, the last jobs report before election day was released. unemployment ticking up to 7.9%, but at the same time, 171,000 jobs were created. no surprise, both candidates reacted differently to the news. >> today, our businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs. this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today, we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> mitt romney earlier today. you'r
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
. you look at the job creation. this is something that the obama administration talks about a lot. the president took office, there were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs at the end of the bush administration into the obama administration. and now the fight has been, the political fight has been over the durability of the recovery and jobs since then. when you go to the right of that chart you can see we have been adding jobs now for two years but we haven't been adding necessarily enough jobs to every month keep up with the increase of people in the working-age population, and to recover all of those jobs that had been lost. so that's where we stand right now. 125,000 jobs is the forecast for today. about an hour and a half, and 7.9% is the unemployment rate. it's the last big hurdle before the election. the last big piece of economic news for both campaigns, and for people to weigh before they make the decision on who to vote for. >> it's not just economic news. it has all the political implications. especially in the final days. that chart we've seen on the political campaig
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
government and the obama administration. but i think they identify with obama and would like to see an obama victory. we have several players who are waiting to see the result of the american elections and therefore the israeli center left and definitely left actually supports obama, which was not the case when obama began his tenure because at the time, really most of israel had reservations about him. i would say he became much more popular with the left and left of center while the rights were in almost in demonic tombs. >> you have multiple identities. you're an arab-israeli. the second, you're a news anchor in italy, so steeped in that european culture. how does it strike you? >> well, if you think of europe, definitely europe is pro obama. mine they're seeing how pragmatic he was. i mean we also took out of the way of this right-wingsed way of speaking, being tough with the world, insulting everybody no matter what, with them or with us or against us. let's remember. the world also disliked abu ghraib, guantanamo bay, invasion of attack. obama stepped in and actually embraced the
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
timely and intelligent actions of the fed and the obama administration. the next president will reap the rewards of work already done. so it would be the ultimate irony if having strongly criticized every measure that contributed to these positive trends mitt romney ends up presiding over what she would surely call the romney recovery. for more on this, go to cnn/fareed for a link to my "washington post" column. and let's get started. >>> let's get straight to our terrific panel to talk about the economy and obviously a little politics, as well. joe klein is "time's" political economist. amity shlaes is director for the 4% project at the george w. bush institute and author of the forthcoming "coolidge: a biography of america's 30th president." ken rogoff, whom i mentioned, is a professor of economics at harvard university, and amity shlaes is the author of thompson reuters digital and author of "politocrats." become back to both of you. ken, the piece i mentioned, you and carmen rhine hahart wrote almost a political piece about how the u.s. was doing. you said, look, compared with ot
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
right now. >> they came out very vocal, don, in opposition to the obama administration's rule that requires health insurance providers to provide free contraceptive coverage. that complicates the president's relationship with those catholic voters, and when you look back at 2008, the president got almost 60% of the catholic vote. so it is somewhat dividing that vote. obviously, as you can see, we're at one of the staging centers for the president here in iowa, one of about 350 volunteers are out making calls, canvassing, door knocking, trying to get the vote out because the ground game here is just as important as it is where you are in ohio, don. look at the opinion page here. this is the opinion page of the des moines register, clinton op-ed and ryan op-ed, so you've got their surrogates weighing in as well. >> i've seen those lines at the polling place. my gosh, it is on. poppy harlow in des moines, iowa. thank you very much. two days before election day, what have the campaigns done right and where have they made some missteps? where this they missed the mark? we're going to br
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
able to prove that the obama administration deliberately lied and that's what's driving them crazy. >> bill press, debra saunders, thanks so much for joining us. >>> coming up, the media coverage, has it been more superficial than substantive? we're joined in just a moment. we'rwith questions fromtump sombing elections.kies do you know where your polling place is? maybe somewhere around my house. mine's just, right over that way. well you can find out exactly where it is using bing elections. it's a good day for politics. which way do you lean politically? conservative. republican. well, using the bing news selector you can find news from whichever way you lean. (together) social on this side, financial. which party is currently predicted to win a majority in the senate? the republicans? would you make a bet on that? no. are you chicken? see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. vsp members can save on all authentic transitions lenses, includi
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Oct 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
i've seen often in these storms, especially in the obama administration, has not necessarily been the federal response, it's been from individuals not taking the necessary steps to be ready. and then in the crisis, doing things that they shouldn't be doing. >> well said. mr. mayor, good to see you. >> thank you. always good to see you. >>> now to breaking news on hurricane sandy. it's a huge storm system taking dead aim on the east coast. moving slowly and bringing the threat of a possible catastrophe. it's already impacting the presidential campaign with governor romney, vice president biden and first lady michelle obama canceling events. meteorologist chad myers is tracking the event. i read your tweet, after 26 years in tv weather, two years with nraa, sandy may pose the greatest risk to human life i have seen. >> that was last night. >> dire warning. is it as dire today as it seemed last night? >> i don't think so. because the storm today, and that's the twitter universe, that was exactly what i was thinking at that moment in time. we had, on computer models, three cat 3s, almost
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
actually the number of jobs that the obama administration predicted last february. now, we're way short of that and we will remain short of it as long as this president is pursuing these policies. but governor romney isn't putting out there anything other than what happens if we restore basic health to the american economy. it's achievable. couple major things. first of all, the tax reform proposal that the governor has put on the table is absolutely essential and every independent economist that has looked at it says it will create a lot of new jobs. you bring down the rates, broaden the base, bringing down the rates and broadening the base encourages productive investment as opposed to tax driven investment. it's what reagan did. i was there when the congress did it. it can help create a tremendous amount of jobs. we're all aware in this country we have this tremendous potential in the energy sector. some of it has been materiali materialized. over the objections and resistance of the federal government. the government will do a number of things like building the pipeline, allowing mu
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
race in the buckeye state. and later, the obama administration gets a boost from today's jobs report. so, this is not something i want to say, but i didn't say it. why are they talking about the president. you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. then don't get nickle and dimed by high cost investments and annoying account fees. at e-trade, our free easy-to-use online tools and experienced retirement specialists can help you build a personalized plan. and with our no annual fee iras and a wide range of low cost investments, you can execute the plan you want at a low cost. so meet with us, or go to etrade.com for a great retirement plan with low cost investments. ♪ for a great retirement plan with low cost investments. why they're always there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? i'm a robot. i know. i know you're a robot! but there's more in you than just circuits and wires! uhhh. (cries) a machine can't
CNN
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
president himself, but also the overall administration, governor christie saying that the obama administration acted very quickly in not only declaring the state of emergency for the state of new jersey, but also a disaster declaration. so he had a lot of kind words for the president. they will be joined, as we pointed out, together, getting a chance to see some of the damage up close, but also the president will be talking with residents there who have been affected by the hurricane, and also talk to first responders. what you're seeing from the white house is a real aggressive effort to show that the president is staying on top of this disaster. releasing a couple of photographs of the president inside the situation room, getting briefings. overnight, i'm told by a white house official, the president got a number of briefings, and will get another briefing this morning, a briefing that's been described as, quote, substantial, and this follows a call that the president jumped on late last night, with some utilities executives where he told them that he -- his administration wou
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
bishops has been extremely vocal in its opposition to the obama administration rule, requiring to provide free contraception, complicates the president's relationship with voters. >> thank you for the update, poppy. we appreciate it. we've been asking folks to send in pictures of yourself, if you voted early and why. this comes from richard moore in orlando, florida. he said he he voted early for president obama. he said the biggest issue for him in the election was the economy. from ft. worth, texas, a picture of her granddaughter, aria, to show how important it is to vote. she voted early for mitt romney. she says the most important issue is the economy. cnn.com/startingpoint. of course, you want to tune in on tuesday night. cnn's live coverage of election night in america. we start at 6:00 pm eastern. >>> "end point" is up next. ♪ can't tell them apart, try as you might ♪ ♪ but a wise man once said that the secret to life ♪ ♪ is to find one that don't look the same ♪ ♪ find one that don't look ♪ the same ♪ check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cu
CNN
Oct 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. u.s. government has nonemergency federal workers granted administrative leave on monday due to hurricane. president obama declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth of massachusetts as a result of hurricane sandy. u.s. federal offices in d.c. closed. philadelphia, the southeast pennsylvania transit authority, septa as its called, will suspend all services at the end of the sunday service. listening, they're not playing around, if you're in any of these areas, you need to listen to what your officials are telling us. george howell is in kill devil hills, north carolina. george, you have been out there all day. tell me how the weather has intensified. >> reporter: don, i can tell you right now we are actually getting a break in the wind. the winds are dying down a bit, but they are also shifting. we can tell that's happening, and that strong rain is backing off, but this storm continues to move to the north and it is changing hour by hour. here within the last few hours we've been in touch with emergency management officials here in dare county just to find out what they'
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
new jersey governor, chris christie, who toured the damage along with fema administrator craig fugate and president obama. one man, iowa congressman, steve king, thinks fema has a fever. >> i want to get them the resources that are necessary to lift them out of this water and this sand and the ashes and the death that's over there in the east coast and especially in the northeast. but not one big shot that just opens up the checkbook, because they spent it on gucci bags and massage parlors and everything you can think of in addition to what was necessary. >> congressman king, who is up for re-election, seems to be echoing the sentiments of some of his republican, including senator lynndie graham who said, quote, we can't borrow money every time something goes wropg in america and ron paul who asks, quote, why should people like myself, who not too long ago had a house on a gulf coast, it's expensive, risky and dirngous. why should somebody from the central part of the united states rebuild my house? after all, fema represents big government. gucci bag and trip to the massage pa
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
call the obama doctrine. >> the obama doctrine is less blood, less treasure, less intervention of a lengthy kind. >> though governor romney calls him reluctant to lead. >> the administration has characterized their foreign policy as leading from behind. i call that following. >> these days, his critics have more ammunition with the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. it happened on 9/11, raising questions, why wasn't security ramped up? and why were protests initially blamed for the attack? a month later, the president addressed these questions on abc news. >> as information came in, information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. >> the president says the fog of war created confusion. what is clear, as commander in chief, the president can fly solo. to solve the country's domestic problems, he needs a partner. >> the president was going to have to deliver half the democrats. i was going to have to deliver half the republicans. i was confident i could do that. . >>> a gorgeous june day. the nation's capital.
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
not grow in at the pace we should. the obama administration has sold america on the notion this is the worst crisis since the great depression. when mr. reagan took office we had double-digit inflation, double-digit unemployment and the jobless rate peaked at 10.8%. when he ran for re-election, the unemployment rate was down much lower and the economy was growing at 6.3%. three times what mr. obama has accomplished. you know, if the participation rate was the same today as it was when the recovery began -- not too long ago, mr. goolsbee, the unemployment rate would be 9.6%. in fact, baby boomer's participation is actually increasing. because in this poor economy, their retirement accounts are worth so little and they're not getting any interest on their cds that they're going back to work. the labor force -- >> hold on a second. but, peter, peter, peter, peter, peter, we're four days from election. just tell me, we -- if you want to relitigate the recession, we can do that. we'll need another hour to do that. let's talk about job creation. both presidential candidates have made a promi
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
state with president obama, a president he has praised for his administration's storm response. this is what he had to say to piers morgan. >> this is so much bigger than an election. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. what they expect me to do is get the job done. when someone asks me an honest question, i give an honest answer. how has the president been to deal with? he has been outstanding to deal with on this. i look forward to seeing him tomorrow. >> this is the same man who questioned the president's leadership at the republican national convention. >> we need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something. it is time to end this era of absentee leadership in the oval office and send real leaders back to the white house. america needs mitt romney and paul ryan! and we need them right now. >> political analysts are confused. romney surrogate, fox and friends, tried to get christie to dial it back. >> is there any possibility that governor romney may go to new jersey to tour some of the damage with you? >> i have no idea, nor am i th
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
correspondent jessica yellin. >> michelle obama is a fierce defender of her husband's administration. and these days a regular presence on the campaign trail. target audience? women. >> you talk a lot about what your husband has done for women. at the same time, the number of women in poverty has grown during his time in office. it's now at a 17-year high. what is your message to those women? >> this election couldn't be more important for women on so many different issues. i mean, making sure women have equal pay is key to eliminating that gap in the economy. now because of health care reform, women have access to preventive care. things like breast cancer screenings and contraception. that's really critical. making sure that their kids can stay on their health care until they're 26 years old, which is a relief to many mothers out there who have kids coming out of college or entering, you know, the work force or the work world and having some kind of health care stability. i'm thinking about malia and sasha. i'm thinking about our daughters and granddaughters. i for one am spending a lot
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
waiting for president obama at the white house to give an update on the hurricane preps and what the white house administration has done so far. live pictures out of the briefing room as reporters stand there and basically give a preview of what effect the president is able to walk out to the podium. dwoent know whether or not he will actually take a few questions. we anticipate that there will be questions, but he certainly will have a statement getting an update. he has met in the situation room. he has talked with leaders of fema. he has held some news -- well, not news conferences, but, rather, conference calls with some of his key administration figures to talk about what needs to happen. he has also called a state of emergency in those states along the northeast that are going to be severely impacted by this weather event. alison, i want to ask you very briefly as we wait for the president to step up there to the mike. the importance of the job numbers here because when you talk about the fact that we might not get that on friday, that is a number that a lot of people are going
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
romney administration. one woman said her brother's in the military. concerned about what that might mean for him. and one independent voter who's voting for president obama saying that she just doesn't believe mitt romney. and she isn't sure where his core is at. this has been a tensely fought state. the polls are really tight, and trending toward mitt romney. >> i want to talk more about the early voting. because there's been a lot of focus on early voting. president obama became the first president to vote early this week. michelle obama voted early. how is hurricane sandy affecting the plan for early voting? >> reporter: that's a great question, victor. it's very important. late last night the state put out two counties, right along the coastal region of the outer banks, would be closed today for early voting. however, early voting stations in the rest of the state will be open today. so already you're seeing an abundance of caution, expecting around 20 to 30-mile-an-hour winds. there will be early voting stations shut down in the coastal areas. the rest of the state, early votin
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
obama administration's health care plan when it comes to providing funding for contraception and, you know, the evangelical vote is key in iowa and ohio. if those voters get in the race and vote for mitt romney as they're telling me they will and don't sit it out as many did in 2008, that's huge. >> certainly going to be interesting to watch. poppy, thank you. >>> we have this programming note for you. cnn's anderson cooper takes a final close look at the candidates in america's choice 2012 countdown to election day. sunday night, 8:00 eastern. it is right here on cnn. >> 48 minutes after the hour right now and some signs of normalcy in new york after sandy. subways are back in service on a limited basis but laguardia airport will open again this morning. amazingly fast. i really didn't think it would get open this quickly again. we'll have the latest coming up next. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am PDT
globe" and also served on the homeland security department in the obama administration. first of all, you have a column that is on right now, cnn.com. it essentially praises the president for his response to the storm. you say it's the most significant of his presidency. let's listen to a quick clip of his comments. >> i think the public needs to prepare for the fact that this is going to take a long time for us to clean up. the good news is we will clean up, and we will get through this. >> so there are two things he points out. taking care of yourself and getting through this. really talking about the role of government, the heart of the role of government here, and the stark contrast between candidates. explain why you think this is so significant at this time. >> well, i think there's an important aspect to president obama's speech that gets lost in sort of the part sfwlan aspects of this, which is really about self-reliance and about the role of the government in promoting self-reliance amongst the citizenry, and so what you heard not just from obama -- this is why it's not nece
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
delphi retirees think they have been thrown under the bus by the obama administration. >> he certainly didn't protect my pension. i was just road kill, and to be kicked to the curb and out of the way. >> bruce said he and thousands of salaried delphi retirees saw that pensioned slashed and lost their health and insurance benefits as part of the deal so delphi could emerge from bankruptcy in 2009. general motors needed its biggest supplier, delphi, to be healthy. what are you fighting for right now? what do you want to see? >> the full restoration of our pension. >> he's fighting here and in washington. >> simply put, our decades of effort for the company were considered to be valueless to this administration. >> the retierees have sued to gt their pensions back, but the case is moving slowly. when they heard we were coming to town, a group of retirees and their families showed up. raise your hand if you supported president obama in the last election. raise your hand if you're supporting president obama this year. >> he didn't bail us out. he left us behind. >> i lost 40% of my pension,
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Nov 4, 2012 3:00am PST
international consensus about the way forward. >> it all adds up to what some call the obama doctrine. >> the obama doctrine is less blood, less treasure, less intervention of a lengthy kind. >> though governor romney calls him reluctant to lead. >> the administration has characterized their foreign policy as leading from behind. i call that following. >> these days his critics have more ammunition with the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. it happened on 9/11, raising questions, why wasn't security ramped up? and why were protests initially blamed for the attack? a month later the president addressed these questions on abc news. >> as information came in, information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. >> the president says the fog of war created confusion. what is clear, as commander in chief, the president can fly solo. to solve the country's domestic problems, he needs a partner. >> the president was going to have to deliver half the democrats. i was going to have to deliver half the republicans. i was confident
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
-- >> president obama has created jobs, particularly in ohio where we restored the auto industry. no one can take that away from this past administration, but what they can attribute to governor romney is let them go bankrupt, and also a misleading and distorting ad that tells not the truth but a distortion of that which is so unfair. they will vote the truth and the truth will set them free, and they will vote november 6th and be free. >> excellent, thanks so much to both of you. i appreciate it. of course, the drum beat carries on. just three days to go until election day. many discussions to be had before folks in large numbers hopefully make it to the polls. thanks so much to both of you. appreciate. >>> it's canceled for the first time in 42 years. talking about sunday's new york city marathon. critics were afraid the race would hurt the sandy recovery efforts. now runners have turned their attention from the race to those most in need. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. beca
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
new hampshire, sharpening his attack on obama, and he's all but declared victory. he even called the event a victory rally. >> when i'm president, it's going to be very clear that we finally have an administration and a president and a government in the united states that actually likes job creators, that wants to help job creators. >> romney called yesterday's jobs report a sad reminder that unemployment is essentially unchanged at 7.9%. while the obama campaign touted the 171,000 jobs added with improved numbers in september and august. we have our correspondents spread throughout the battleground states to bring you the latest on the election and the final push for both candidates. dan lothian is in ohio where the president will speak next hour. dan, good morning. how is president obama handling the post-sandy power outages and flooding on the campaign trail? it's a difficult balance, i'm sure, between the two. >> reporter: you make a really good point, because the president is still trying to make this big push in the final days of this campaign, but at the same time, has to
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